BOOTLEG RASCAL ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, NOVEMBER 2
Ghetto-Dubsters, Bootleg Rascal, from Sydney and Gold Coast are masters of hip-hop infused jams and sonic brews: blending infectious alternative rhythms with “Exquisitely raspy vocals “ (theMusic.com May 2015).
The reprobates that make up Bootleg Rascal, as dodgy as the name suggests, include Carlos, Jimmy, and Jack.
The band have been touring since they formed in mid-2013 when the group of misfits first met in the back room of a seedy Sydney gig. Bonding over their love of music and tacos and spreading/sharing tales of childish escapades (still to this day). Soon after, they hit the garage and crafted together their first ep of original material and toured – up and down the east coast – their first gig was playing Woodford Folk Festival in 2013/14.
Their dubalicious single ‘Oh I Know’ went straight onto Triple J on high rotation and picked up play on community radio stations including: 4ZZZ, PBS and 2SER. Their hooky dub beats, sick riffs and Carlos’s sexy vocals, you’ll be singing the tunes hours after you’ve had a whiff of ‘em, and what’s more, you’ll have forgotten where you’ve picked it up from – kinda suits them to a tee.
2017 saw the Bootleg Rascal boys undertake their first ever headline tour of NZ with a clean sweep selling out all shows in Wellington, Auckland, Queenstown and Christchurch. Off the back of their completely sold out Aus tour, the band jumped a plane and flew straight to Europe and then to the UK to play a couple of shows, hitting capacity in Leeds and Amsterdam.
Having wrapped up label touring festival Shake ‘n’ Back alongside mates Boo Seeka, Gold Member, & The Moving Stills, the band are currently working on their second full length album alongside longtime collaborator/producer Ian Pritchett (Boo Seeka & Kim Churchill). The first singles ‘Love Her Like I Love You’ (2017) and With You (2017) is the first tastings of what’s to come from their forthcoming second LP. A record that emphasizes their melodic knack, unique use of loops and explores a recent obsession for 80’s sounds and drum pads taking cues from Happy Mondays, Bowie and Gorillaz.
Friday, November 2
Tickets: $20 + BF – here.